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James K MacConnell


Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31152. Prisoner of War (POW).
Member of the Eugene W. Dingledine crew. Made Prisoner of War.
See entry for Eugene W. Dingledine at



  • Gerald Sorensen

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer - Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade with the help of the Belgian COMET evasion network. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 September 1944, fighting with the Belgian Resistance. See his page at

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Units served with


  • 42-31152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action on mission to METZ, France, 1/5/44, with Eugene W. Dingledine; Co-pilot: George R. Smith; Navigator: James K....


  • 333

    1 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 1 May 1944


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02 April 2021 13:14:58 ED-BB Changes to biography

Updated website address in Bio

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26 March 2020 10:48:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

MACR 4237
Research for website

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26 March 2020 02:00:11 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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26 March 2020 01:58:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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27 September 2014 18:14:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4237; Snetterton Falcons, pg 133 & 145